Origin: Germany
Genres: Gothic Metal
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Leaves' Eyes  


Girl sings in band.
Girl marries boy in different band.
Girl and boy's band form new band.
Girl quits old band.

Perhaps not the most traditional of heavy metal biographies, but that's the story behind Leaves' Eyes. Liv Kristine Espenæs achieved fame and fortune singing for Theatre Of Tragedy, as that band transitioned from the prototypical gothic metal band in the early days to a more techno-pop-metal stance on their last couple of releases. She married Alexander Krull, founder and vocalist for Atrocity, and shortly thereafter came the announcement that Liv would front a new project, essentially with Atrocity as the backing band, and thus Leaves' Eyes was born. At around the same time Liv decided to leave Theatre Of Tragedy, citing personal (and perhaps musical) differences. Espenæs and the Atrocity members are no strangers, as she had guested on Atrocity albums frequently in the past. For the rest of the band, this is somewhat of a departure from their norm, as the music here is in the melodic gothic camp, with Liv of course the star of the show (Krull does sing here as well, the duo pulling off the beauty-and-the-beast vocal performance quite well, though his is more of a secondary vocal role). Liv has already proven she knows gothic metal, and with her new band here she seems poised to reach new heights of popularity.

Current Members

Liv Kristine Espenæs

vocals (Theatre Of Tragedy)

Alexander Krull

vocals/programming (Atrocity)

Thorsten Bauer

guitars (Atrocity)

Sander van der Meer

guitars (Atrocity)

J.B. van der Wal

bass

Felix Born

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mathias Roderer

guitars (Atrocity)

Christian Lukhaup

bass (Atrocity)

Alla Fedynitch

bass (Atrocity, Enemy Of The Sun)

Moritz Neuner

drums (Abigor, Dornenreich, Darkwell, Enid, Evenfall, Golden Dawn, Korova, Korovakill)

Chris Antonopoulos

drums


Discography



Lovelorn 
2004 Napalm
  1. Norwegian Lovesong
  2. Tale of the Sea Maid
  3. Ocean's Way
  4. Lovelorn
  5. The Dream
  6. Secret
  7. For Amelie
  8. Temptation
  9. Into Your Light
  10. Return to Life
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Christian Lukhaup
  • Moritz Neuner

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



(EP) Elegy 
2005 Napalm
  1. Elegy (Single Version)
  2. Senses Capture
  3. A Winter's Poem
  4. Solemn Sea (Demo Version)
  5. Mot Fjerne Land
  6. Elegy (Album Version)
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Christian Lukhaup
  • Moritz Neuner




Vinland Saga 
2005 Napalm
  1. Vinland Saga
  2. Farewell Proud Men
  3. Elegy
  4. Solemn Sea
  5. Leaves' Eyes
  6. The Thorn
  7. Misseri (Turn Green Meadows into Grey)
  8. Amhrán (Song of the Winds)
  9. New Found Land
  10. Mourning Tree
  11. Twilight Sun
  12. Ankomst
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Christian Lukhaup
  • Moritz Neuner

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility 



(EP) Legend Land 
2006 Napalm
  1. Legend Land
  2. Skraelings
  3. Viking's Word
  4. The Crossing
  5. Lyset
  6. Legend Land (Extended Version)
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Christian Lukhaup
  • Moritz Neuner




We Came With The Northern Winds/En Saga I Belgia 
2009 Napalm




(EP) My Destiny 
2009 Napalm
  1. My Destiny
  2. The Battle of Maldon
  3. Scarborough Fair (acoustic version)
  4. Northbound
  5. Nine Wave Maidens
  6. My Destiny (remix)
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Alla Fedynitch
  • Chris Antonopoulos




Njord 
2009 Napalm
  1. Njord
  2. My Destiny
  3. Emerald Island
  4. Take The Devil In Me
  5. Scarborough Fair (Acoustic Version)
  6. Through Our Veins
  7. Irish Rain
  8. Northbound
  9. Ragnarok
  10. Morgenland
  11. The Holy Bond
  12. Forya's Theme
  13. Landscape Of The Dead (limited-edition bonus track)
  14. Les Champs De Lavande (limited-edition bonus track)
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Chris Antonopoulos

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



(EP) At Heaven's End 
2010 Napalm
  1. At Heaven's End
  2. Angus And The Swan
  3. Irish Rain (Acoustic Version)
  4. The Battle Of Maldon
  5. Scarborough Fair (Acoustic Version)
  6. Nine Wave Maidens
  7. My Destiny (Remix)
  • Liv Kristine Espenæs
  • Alexander Krull
  • Thorsten Bauer
  • Mathias Roderer
  • Chris Antonopoulos




Meredead 
2011 Napalm
  1. Spirits’ Masquerade
  2. Étaín
  3. Velvet Heart
  4. Kråkevisa
  5. To France
  6. Meredead
  7. Sigrlinn
  8. Mine Tåror er ei Grimme
  9. Empty Horizon
  10. Veritas
  11. Nystev
  12. Tell-Tale Eyes
  13. Sorhleod (Bonus Track)

Reviews:   Metal Underground 



(EP) Melusine 
2011 Napalm
  1. Melusine
  2. To France (unreleased mix)
  3. Tell-Tale Eyes (alternate version)
  4. The Battle Of Maldon
  5. Legend Land (acoustic version)




Symphonies Of The Night 
2013 Napalm
  1. Hell To The Heavens
  2. Fading Earth
  3. Maid Of Lorraine
  4. Galswintha
  5. Symphony Of The Night
  6. Saint Cecelia
  7. Hymn To The Lone Sands
  8. Angel And The Ghost
  9. Éléonore De Provence
  10. Nightshade
  11. Ophelia
  12. Eileen's Ardency (bonus track)*
  13. One Caress (bonus track)**


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